A NEW development in Culgaith near Penrith has been named among a shortlist of sites in England and Wales to win an award for high standards of construction and site management.
Otter’s Holt, being built by Willan Living, has been awarded The Bricks Site Recognition Award by LABC Warranty, for its standards of workmanship and overall management of the site, including health and safety matters and general tidiness.
The Bricks Site Recognition Award winners are chosen every month and are then further shortlisted at the end of the year, where only the best of those sites will be rewarded with The Bricks annual award trophy, one of the construction industry’s most prestigious awards given to outstanding sites from England and Wales.
LABC Warranty is one of the largest providers of structural warranties in the UK. Working in partnership with Local Authority Building Control (LABC), its combined team of more than 3,700 surveyors work with house builders, contractors and housing associations.
Sites are scored by LABC Warranty risk management surveyors during their inspection visits, which take place regularly through construction.
Those sites that score consistently high for general co-operation with inspectors, health and safety, site tidiness, standard of site management and standard of workmanship are nominated for a Site Recognition Award.
Willan Living acquired the final two phases at Otter’s Holt back in November 2021 which consists of twenty four energy efficient new-build houses. Fourteen of these homes were occupied in 2022 with a further seven sold awaiting completion between January and April 2023. Demand is high with the last three plots are predicted to sell out, fast.
Jonathan Willan, Managing Director from Willan Living, said: “We’re over the moon to receive another The Bricks Site Recognition Award from LABC Warranty. I’m especially pleased for our staff working on the site as this is their second award at Otter’s Holt and third award in total which is a recognition of their dedication, professionalism and expertise.”
Sarah Sheppard, Technical Director at LABC Warranty, said: “It takes skill, commitment and a dedication to quality of construction for a site to receive The Bricks Site Recognition Award. Nothing pleases my team and I more than to see developments meet and maintain such high standards.”
For more information about the awards, visit: www.labcwarranty.co.uk/awards